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Applied Research and Development grants │ Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Up to $150,000 per year up to 3 years


Applied Research and Development grants support research and development (R&D) projects led by college researchers in partnership with private sector, public sector or not-for-profit organizations based in Canada while encouraging collaboration with universities and/or other colleges. This opportunity allows the development and strengthening of research links and collaborations between different institutions and/or partners that have a common goal of creating economic, social and/or environmental benefits while contributing to the research ecosystem continuum.

Eligible Applicants

Canadian colleges (including CEGEPs and polytechnics) that are declared eligible to administer grants of at least one of the three federal granting agencies can apply. Colleges apply on behalf of their researchers and the partner organization(s). Universities and other colleges may partake as co-applicants with an eligible college.

Eligible Expenses

The projects funded will

  • provide partner organizations with access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges and universities
  • train students in essential technical skills required by organizations in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors
  • provide benefits–economic, environmental, health or social–to the partner organization(s) and to Canada
  • allow a wide range of collaborations between different institutions and/or types of partners

Deadline Date

  Applications can be submitted at any time.


Contact Name: Applied Research and Development grants

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